A graphic shows a picture of a toddler with text describing the impacts that early learning and care have on him. The toddler is in the middle of the graphic and appears to be jumping in the air, with both arms above his head and both legs kicking outward. He has a bright smile on his face. Above the toddler, it says, “A Positive, Lifelong Impact.”
There is a circle on the left with an arrow pointing toward the child. Text in the circle says, “High-quality early learning environments and experiences!”
There is a circle on the right also with an arrow pointing toward the child. The circle says, “Programs to meet the unique needs of diverse families!”
At the bottom of the graphic, it says, “Quality early learning experiences prepare young children for kindergarten and school success. And Quality Counts California can help you!”
You can have a positive, lifelong impact on a child’s life
As an early learning and care provider and professional, you can have a positive, lifelong impact on a child’s life by providing high-quality early learning and care experiences to meet the unique needs of California’s diverse families. Quality early learning and care prepares young children for kindergarten and school success. And Quality Counts California can help you!
Your opportunity to receive resources and support
A graphic shows four different child care providers with the children they care for.
The first group is a woman holding an infant in her arms while a toddler stands at her side. This group is described as “Center-based teacher/director.”
The second group is a man holding an infant while two toddlers stand on either side of him. This group is described as “Family child care home owner.”
The third group is a man with three children at his side. This group is described as “License-exempt provider.”
The fourth group is a woman holding an infant in her arms. This group is described as “Family, friend, or neighbor.”
All early learning and care providers are encouraged to demonstrate their commitment to quality by participating in Quality Counts California. Whether you are a center-based teacher or director, family child care home owner, license-exempt provider, family, friend, or neighbor, you can take advantage of our resources and support for continuous improvement.
Quality Counts California is building a digital resource library to support your quality improvement efforts in Collaboration in Common. This library will enable you to easily browse, download, and print resources that may be of interest to you, share your insights with other stakeholders, and learn from them what they’re up to. To download a resource, click on a file download link from this website, see the PDF file in your browser for download or print.
Quality Counts California provides a growth path that shows your progress and improvement. Make it count. Quality counts every step of the way!
Demonstrate your commitment to quality
A graphic shows an oblong shape labeled Quality. There are four circles filled with text within the oblong shape. The first circle on the left is blue. The text inside says, “Quality Counts California.” An arrow from the blue circle points to the right to a red circle. The text inside says, “Local & Regional Agencies.” An arrow from the red circle points to the right to an orange circle that says, “Providers of Early Learning & Care.” An arrow from the orange circle points to the right to a green circle that says, “Children & Families.”
Quality Counts California is a network of quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs). Quality Counts California also provides program ratings for those who are ready. By participating in Quality Counts California, early learning and care programs like yours demonstrate a commitment to quality and continuous growth and improvement. The potential benefits of participation in Quality Counts California include an increase in not only quality but also resources and support.
Building Quality Child Care
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